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11-10-19 MAG appeals to Anne Sacoolas: “do the right thing”
On 27th August 2019, the car being driven by Anne Sacoolas, wife of a US Diplomat, collided with a motorcycle being ridden by 19 year old Harry Dunn near to RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire.
 
08-10-19 MAG members call out unworkable policy decisions at Annual Conference
On Saturday 28th September, at their 45th Annual Group Conference (AGC), MAG members generated a strong and uncompromising message regarding what they see as unworkable and unrealistic transport policies that are being promoted by politicians of all colours.
 
26-09-19 MAG to hold Annual Group Conference Saturday 28th September
MAG will be holding its Annual Conference on Saturday 28th September 2019. This important event in MAG’s calendar moves around the country each year, offering all regions a turn at organising it, to help make it as accessible as possible to the membership.
 
20-09-19 MAG completes its National Bike Theft Rankings having finally received Humberside Police FOI Response.
MAG released a national police force ranking system for motorcycle theft in August. Two forces failed to respond to FOI requests within the time restraints. Leicestershire Police have responded recently and now the only remaining response has been received from Humberside Police and analysed
 
18-09-19 MAG challenges conclusions of the recent report by The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) Initiative
The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) Initiative issued a report on real world emissions from vehicles in Paris LAST week. MAG is seeking to discuss the research with the report authors and has expressed concern regarding the accuracy of the report conclusions.
 
22-08-19 MAG reveals Leicestershire Police national motorcycle theft ranking by UK police force area, following delayed FOI response
MAG released a national police force ranking system for motorcycle theft in August. Two forces failed to respond to FOI requests within the time restraints. Leicestershire Police have now responded and the details have been analysed.
 
05-08-19 MAG releases first of its kind national motorcycle theft rankings by UK police force area.
MAG has released a national police force ranking system for motorcycle theft. Following analysis of Freedom of Information responses the most complete picture of the national levels of motorcycle theft are now available for all to see.
 
23-07-19 MAG expresses deep disappointment with the DfT 2019 Road Safety Statement
The Department for Transport (DfT) published its 2019 Road Safety Statement and 2-year action plan on 19th July. The Motorcycle Action Group has been critical of what it sees as a lack of substance and ambition for motorcyclists’ safety.
 
10-07-19 How many pre-Euro3 motorcycles need to be charged to offset NOx emissions from an Airbus A320?
The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has expressed anger on discovering that the proposed Heathrow Ultra Low Emission Zone (HULEZ) will include a charge on older motorcycles.
 
04-07-19 MAG demands that TfL investigate the reasons for higher risks for London motorcyclists.
MAG has revealed its own analysis into the “safety in numbers” concept and, in the process, uncovered some uncomfortable truths.
 
19-06-19 MAG welcomes New DVSA videos to help learner drivers improve motorcyclist awareness
MAG has welcomed news of an initiative to help learner drivers be more aware of motorcycles on the road. A new set of training aids in the form of videos has been launched by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
 
13-06-19 MAG refuses to back down on ULEZ
MAG has received a belated response from Transport for London following two formal letters to Mayor Sadiq Khan. Following a review of the response, MAG continues to press for greater clarity and common sense to be applied.
 
22-05-19 MAG meets Secretary of State for Transport
Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, met the Motorcycle Action Group to discuss transport policy, the environment and the role of motorcycles in reducing emissions.
 
29-04-19 MAG calls for suspension of ULEZ charges for motorcycles
MAG has formally requested a suspension of charges on motorcycles in the new London Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) citing the flawed evidence used to justify the charge.
 
25-04-19 MAG welcomes Highways England for Superbike outreach
MAG welcomes Highways England’s attendance at the British Superbike Championship in Silverstone.
 
12-04-19 MAG slams TfL’s ‘guilty until proven innocent’ approach to ULEZ
MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown, has expressed outrage that motorcyclists in London are being treated as guilty until proven innocent by Transport for London (TfL) and London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan.
 
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